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Tuesday, September 12th is Moonflower's 5% Day next month! Shop at Moonflower to contribute to the Humane Society of Moab Valley. Mission: The Humane Society of Moab Valley promotes and provides responsible care for our community’s animals. Vision: Every pet has a safe, healthy, happy life and a forever home. Values: Our compassion for animals inspires integrity, honesty, transparency and tenacity in our work and relationships as well as dedication to our community and its animals. Programs: Rescue and fostering of homeless cats and dogs; Adoption Days held on Saturdays – Call for details; Spay and Neuter Programs; Training and Education; Volunteer Programs; Trap/Neuter/Release Feral [...]
by Elana Davidson By Elana Davidson Do you know what’s in your shampoo and conditioner? Your dish soap? Your laundry detergent? How about your sunscreen, your lotions, or your make-up? Probably less than you know about the foods you eat. You might think that ingesting something is far more harmful than putting in contact with your skin, and while there may very well be a difference, it is not as big as you might think. What you put on your skin absorbs and goes directly into your body, and studies have shown that in just [...]
By Emily Stock Influences on Digestion The digestive system is what brings us together. The intestines are layered with immune and nervous system material, and the liver and blood have large roles in the process. Emotions, conjuring either pathway of stress response, play a major role in our physiology, starting with digestion. In this class, we will discuss some major influences on the digestive process: nutritional deficits, bacterial imbalance, food intolerances and emotional patterns can be some root causes for problems. We will discover some ways to remedy the negative influences and how to introduce positive ones, including herbal therapies. [...]
Bake With All You've Got! Class Recipes Zinzi Chamanifard, professional chef with her own local catering company and well known in Moab as the baker at the Farmer's Market, taught a class full of fans some of the secrets to her success baking with substitutions. Some of her tips: Refrigerate full-fat coconut milk and use the cream on top as a substitute for dairy-based heavy cream. The coconut water can be used in sauces or as a liquid in recipes that could benefit from a hint of the tropics Add fruit to cooked grains like quinoa or buckwheat [...]
MVMC promotes intercultural understanding and appreciation, and broadens opportunities for immigrants, indigenous and other minorities through education, family support, and community collaboration. LEARN MORE Save the dates: Sept 15. Dancing With the Moab Stars | Oct. 29 Day of the Dead Festival Shop at Moonflower on the second Tuesday of every months to benefit your local non-profit organizations!
Inflammation Mitigation with Christina Meyer Keys to remember: Our bodies are used to inflammation, because the world is full of things that cause an inflammatory response Inflammation is a healing response, it happens when our cells are damaged. A sprained ankle is obviously damage to tissue cells, and the swelling is obviously inflammation. Our cells are damaged in lots of ways, not just through an injury like a sprained ankle, and it's a normal part of life. Some things that cause inflammation: Airborn irritants like chemical off-gassing, pollen, dust, etc. Sun exposure Fight-or-flight chemicals released by the [...]